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BYDE is proud to celebrate 25 years of excellence in the Barrington community. We hope you will join us for our upcoming celebrations. BYDE’s 25th Anniversary Concert will be held June 13th & 14th at Barrington High School Auditorium. The concert features a kaleidoscope of choreography from classical to contemporary from award-winning choreographers and BYDE artistic staff. BYDE will host an Anniversary Reception on June 5th from 5:00-7:00 at Barrington Hills Country Club. We hope you will join us to celebrate BYDE’s rich history. For more information about our upcoming events, call 847-382-6333.

Mission

The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble is a not for profit 501(c)(3) which promotes artistic integrity, involvement, and awareness through exceptional dance training and performance in the Chicagoland area. Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Mary Brennan, this grassroots organization has become a local standard bearer for the arts.

The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble (BYDE) is in residence at Barrington Dance Academy at 758 W Northwest Highway in Barrington, IL. BYDE melds professional dancers and student dancers from the Barrington area and surrounding communities. The student dancers take on a rigorous training schedule to achieve high standards in various forms of dance.

The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble presents two major productions each year, including a Nutcracker performance each December and a spring production each June. BYDE company members also participate in many community outreach performances each year.